Tech Hacks to Stay Organised in 2018

For many, the New Year is a fresh start to get organised. Whether it’s decluttering your wardrobe or squeezing in more time to exercise, the latest gizmos and apps can make your life a lot easier. Here are a few tech hacks that can boost productivity in 2018:

Make meal plans using Pinterest

Busy mums understand how impossible it is to come up with a weekly menu that the kids won’t hate. Use Pinterest as a way to plan meals and explore new dinner ideas. Simply note down what ingredients you have stored in your pantry and look for recipes accordingly. Opt for tried and tested recipes that won’t let you down when you’re in a rush.

Stay fit with wearable technology

Invest in a fitness tracker to achieve all your exercise goals. Pulling yourself out of bed for a quick jog can seem like a herculean task, especially when you’re tempted to go back to sleep. Use wearable technology and the latest fitness apps to stay motivated. Fitness bands work more or less like personal trainers – allowing you to keep track of how many calories you’ve burnt, how many miles you’ve run etc.

Use an online calendar

Consider installing an online calendar on your phone to keep track of meetings, deadlines and family get-togethers. For better measure, create a family calendar that you can share with your loved ones. This’ll help you keep track of each other’s schedules without making phone-calls. Online calendars also work as a great collaboration tool for students and office colleagues who are working on a project together.

Organise photos

Life’s too short to keep track of pictures. Fortunately, Google’s Photos’ app does the job for you. All you have to do is install the app and it will automatically backup pictures and videos. This will save you from the heartache of suddenly losing all of your favourite pictures. You can also browse photos online from your laptop or computer using your Gmail account.

Upgrade your computer

As clichéd as it may sound, you need the right tools to be successful. Upgrade your computer with the latest software for maximum functionality. Delete old files and folders that may be slowing down your system. You can also use an online to-do list to stay organised and stay ahead of personal and professional projects.